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TIT_971006_01.JPG: Waterside Park; Titanic Memorial
This is a memorial to the men who died when the Titanic sunk in 1912 so the women and children could have seats on the lifeboats. It was sculpted in 1931 by Getrude Vanderbilt Whitney, whose brother Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt died when German U-boats sank the luxury liner Lusitania in 1915.
Description of Subject Matter: The Titanic Memorial is dedicated to those who died when the famous oceanliner hit an iceberg on April 15, 1912. There are two inscriptions:
"To the brave men who perished in the wreck of the Titanic April 15, 1912. They gave their lives that women and children might be saved. Erected by the Women of America"
""To the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the ignorant and the learned, all who gave their lives nobly to save women and children"
The sculpture was done in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. She lost her brother, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, when a German U-boats sunk the Lusitania in 1915. Later, she would donate her fortune and art collection to create New York's Whitney Museum of Art. The memorial is in Waterside Park which was created in 1967 to help revitalize the waterfront neighborhood.
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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